The EXPLORER takes its
annual look at activity both onshore and offshore in the Gulf of
Mexico -- and, true to form, there’s good news and challenging news
to be found. Among the good news is the continuing success
story of the offshore Gulf of Mexico; challenges include the
continuing climatic threats to
Louisiana wetlands, and what that means to the domestic
Photos courtesy of Meridian
Resource Corp. (Louisiana wetlands), BP (Ocean Confidence drilling
platform/Thunder Horse) and Port Fourchon (right inset).
important has the Gulf
of Mexico been to the petroleum industry over the past five-plus
a battle being fought
daily in the Louisiana marshlands -- and in this war, claiming the
high ground is the name of the game.
Highway 1 provides access
to Port Fourchon, but for how much longer will this two-lane road
service this vital link to deepwater oil and gas?
only treasure to be found in the Gulf of Mexico? Would you believe
a copper-hulled merchant? an industrialist's steam yacht? How about
Alfredo E. Guzmán and Peter
R. Rose, candidates for president-elect of AAPG, present their bios
and explain why they accepted the invitation to be candidates for
laugh, but after years
of being the "coming thing," gas-to-liquids production appears ready
to arrive. Really.
happens when you team
up an earth science teacher and a geologist on field trip to amazing
formations? It's a learning experience you're not soon to forget!
a difference a year makes: AAPG’s
Distinguished Lecture program has survived a year of global turmoil
and is now rarin’ to go again.
Visiting Geologist Program is
ready for its 28th season, and it’s on a mission.
The time has arrived:
AAPG’s third annual Prospect and Property Expo -- APPEX to all of
us -- takes a bow this month in Houston.
Business Side of Geology:
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